Alongside Akron, OH, Kansas City is one of the Bay Area's satellite regions in the midwest. It's also the home of Feva, a rapper who recently compiled an ambitious two-disc set of hip-hop that sounds distinctively cut off from contemporary chart and radio rap. The double album's primary inspiration appears to be the Bay's mob music sound, but it features guests from across the country, like "Po Pimp" hook man Johnny P and Dallas rapper Tum Tum. "Handsome," with a sparse, thumping beat that demands rewinds, is a highlight.
March 22, 2012